Monday links

Catch up on the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agriculture industries with Monday links!

Food Safety

Will Mechanically Tenderized Beef Labeling Be Pushed Back to 2018? – Food Safety News
Long-planned efforts to place a label on mechanically tenderized beef may be delayed another two years — until 2018 — if they are not finalized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the end of this year.

Proposed food safety regulations put water quality responsibility on growers – Yakama Herald
Federal regulators have softened some proposed restrictions to farming practices in the name of food safety, but the Yakima Valley’s tree fruit industry officials say the proposal is still too much.

Animal Safety

With plummeting temps come warnings from animal advocacy groups about pet safety – Fox
th the plummeting temperatures, come warnings from animal advocacy groups about pet safety during the winter months.

Urban Legend Debunked: Rats Don’t Outnumber People in NYC – Live Science
An unsettling urban legend claims that there are as many rats as people in New York City. But that’s simply not true, according to one statistician.

Agriculture

Urban Agriculture: A New Kind of Fast Food – Huffington Post
A considerable amount of planning is required in order to feed ourselves healthy food regularly. Thankfully, technology is providing us with a new kind of fast food in the form of growing your own – and the options are endless.

Offbeat

Does Cracking Your Knuckles Really Give You Arthritis? – Mental Floss
Between 25 and 54%of all people crack their knuckles multiple times a day. But is the old wives’ tale true? Are these knuckle-crackers more likely to hurt their hands and gradually develop arthritis as they get older?

How science can help you survive scary movies – The Week
Taking control of “bump in the night” anxieties is possible — but it definitely isn’t easy.

 

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